Robert Lee Jones began managing the Gatliff Fish Hatchery in Williamsburg, Kentucky. In 1949, he set a world record for producing the most fingerling largemouth bass in a one-acre pond. That started a heritage of aquaculture that captured the interest of his family.
Jones Lake Management started pretty humbly, with one man’s love for the water and a plan to stock his favorite regional lakes with healthy fish. Today, with a family of companies, more than 325 years of combined experience and 110+ biologists on staff, Jones Lake Management continues to be at the forefront of aquatic science and maintenance.
See how we grew our company into an organization dedicated to creating and preserving vibrant aquatic environments.
Robert’s son, Albert Russel Jones, served as a fishery biologist for the Kentucky Department of Fish & Wildlife Resources. Albert was instrumental in introducing striped bass into Lake Cumberland, rainbow trout into Laurel Lake, and walleye above Cumberland Falls.
Albert’s son, Robert P. Jones, continued the family tradition and opened Jones Lake Management Hatcheries & Distributors LLC in Cincinnati, Ohio, in 1989. The state-of-the-art production facility features 19 production ponds and over 45,000 gallons of indoor holding tanks.
From fish sales, Jones Lake Management has grown to encompass end-to-end lake management. Our team of biologists can guide you through every aspect of your pond or lake management: fish and plant management, algae removal, aeration, cleaning, and stocking. We are committed to helping you make the most out of your pond or lake, from fishing to swimming to lounging on the bank.
The Science Behind Our Solutions
We know which weeds cause problems, and we know how to handle them. Our biologists identify the nuisance vegetation and apply the ideal rate amount of EPA-approved algaecides and herbicides. With proper identification and application rates, we can manage the aquatic vegetation with minimal environmental impact.
Oxygenating the Water
Agitating and aerating the water is a vital part of an integrated lake management strategy. Aeration improves water quality and fish health.
U.S. Farm-Raised Fish
Both raising healthy fish and delivering them safely to your location take a great deal of scientific knowledge. Our biologists identify the right species to bring balance to your ecosystem and maintain a healthy fishery.
Results Through Science
Scientific testing is at the root of our water-health strategy. We make sure your water has the correct concentration of phosphorus, which can cause issues in large concentrations. Armed with information, we can formulate or update your maintenance plan for exceptional results.
Diagnosing the Lakebed
Detailed knowledge of a lake is critical to managing it effectively. Using the latest GPS and sonar technology, our team collects data on your lake from the surface and uses them to create a high-resolution map. We analyze the data to ensure that your lake environment thrives.
Balancing Your Fishery
Be sure there’s a plan for stocking and healthy maintenance of your lake’s fish population. A fish population survey helps our biologists identify issues with growth rates or an overpopulation of a species.
Always a class act with incredible depth of knowledge whether we're talking aquatic plants, fish, predators, pond construction and maintenance, water quality issues etc.
I know nothing about ponds, and I bought a property with one. I was certain I was killing the fish through my ignorance. I heard about this place and now I know I’ll be a lifelong customer.
Have been going here for years. Extremely knowledgeable and helpful! Highly recommend!
They are always helpful and nice. They told me exactly how to treat my pond!
Had multiple problems, no one but Jones could answer and solve them. I now have a nice pond and I think I saw a fish smile.
Everyone is always helpful even when I'm not sure what I'm looking for.
The folks at Jones Lake Management reallllly know their stuff. Their knowledge & experience will get your water in the best condition ever and your aquatic friends will thank you for it!
Niki was very helpful and courteous with advice for our new pond!
Off the charts excellent. Knowledge, helpfulness, variety is really high. Lucky to have them local.
We had Jones treat our pond for a growth of algae. It was a mess. They safely got rid of it while not harming our fish and other wildlife.
The Jones Lake Management family of brands is expanding, and we’re excited to introduce our partners. With our shared commitment to excellence, science-driven solutions, and quality customer service, each expansion enhances our service offering.